Ayurvedic medicine or Alternative medicine is currently a good treatment for liver disorders especially for many of the cases where there is no treatment available in the allopathic or western medicine. But along with the alternative medicine there are other suggested things that a person suffering from liver disorder can undertake which will help the person and also act as a nice complement for the alternative medicine that the person is taking.
Below are a list of some foods that are considered to be good for liver which can be safely taken along with the alternative medicine Kamalahar.
Garlic and onions – Garlic contains allicin which is a sulphur-based compound needed by the liver for effective detoxification. Garlic helps the liver rid the body of mercury, certain food additives and the hormone oestrogen.
Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage) – These vegetables are very powerful detoxifiers of the liver. They contain chemicals that neutralize certain toxins such as nitrosamines found in cigarette smoke and aflotoxin found in peanuts. They also contain glucosinolates that help the liver to produce enzymes it needs for its detoxification processes.
Freshly squeezed lemon in hot water – Drinking freshly squeezed lemon juice in a cup of boiled water first thing in the morning helps to cleanse the liver and promote detoxification. It also stimulates bile production, cleanses the stomach and bowel and stimulates a bowel motion.
Beetroot (Beets) – It’s a blood-purifying tonic that is also capable of absorbing heavy metals. If there’s one misconception about a detox, it’s that you need to sip on some tepid-tasting juice concoction for a week-long stretch before feeling “cleansed.” In fact, being more mindful of what you add to your diet often is just as important in promoting a healthy cleanse. And during this time of year, when fresh foods are in abundance, it couldn’t be easier. Check out the top fruit and veggie-based nutrients for liver detoxification, from Detox for the Rest of Us (Adams Media, 2010).
Apples – Apples contain pectin that bind to heavy metals in the body (in particular in the colon) and help their excretion. This reduces the load on the liver and its detoxification capacities.
Artichoke – Increases bile production. One of the jobs of bile is to remove toxins through the bowel, as well as ‘unfriendly’ micro-organisms. It has been suggested that 30 minutes after eating globe artichoke, bile flow is increased by over 100%.
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